Swansea to break transfer record on midfielder

Swansea have agreed a £5.5 million fee with Valencia for Spanish midfielder Pablo Hernandez, Mirror Football claim.

The Liberty Stadium side have started to splash the cash made from the sale of Joe Allen to Liverpool, and have this week secured Ki Sung-Yueng from Celtic for a club-record £5.5 million.

However, Michael Laudrup’s spending is not over yet, and after having a number of offers for the right winger rejected, agreed a fee with the Mestalla side on Wednesday night.

Hernandez, who has been capped by Spain four times, will now travel to Wales to discuss personal terms, with a deal likely to be finalised before the end of the week.

Laudrup worked with the 27-year-old at former club Getafe, and the player is said to want a move to the Premier League to be reunited with the Dane.

Swansea have started the campaign in convincing style, winning both of their first two fixtures.

By Gareth McKnight